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Subject Area: History
Module: "The United States: War, Culture, and Society"(Semester 1, 2011)
This course will examine the United States from the perspective of its interaction with the surrounding world through the use of war. It will explore this with special emphasis on the relationships between war, culture, and society – through the prism of both the American home front and cultures and societies abroad affected by American warfare. The course will focus on transformative periods in US history and warfare like that of revolution, frontier, civil war, colonialism, the world wars, Cold War, and the war on terror. In doing so, the course will analyse a broad set of issues such as, among others, propaganda, images of enemy and self, racism, collateral damage, total war, ecocide, gender roles, the garrison state, civil liberties, and memory politics and diplomacy.